The Closer

10 Best Episodes of The Closer - Season 2

Deputy Police Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson transfers from Atlanta to LA to head up a special unit of the LAPD that handles sensitive, high-profile murder cases. Johnson's quirky personality and hard-nosed approach often rubs her colleagues the wrong way, but her reputation as one of the world's best interrogator eventually wins over even her toughest critics.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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The Closer - S2E10

#15 - The Other Woman (Season 2 - Episode 10)

The PHD must deal with a case of mistaken identity in order to get to the bottom of an investigation. While they're busy with the case, Brenda is involved in a different case: Pope's divorce. After being called to testify, Brenda finds that both her career and reputation are on the line.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 187 votes.

The Closer - S2E12

#14 - No Good Deed (Season 2 - Episode 12)


Once again, the PHD finds themselves wading through suspects in the murder of the star witness in a capital punishment case. When Estelle, Pope's angry ex-wife, spills the beans about Brenda to her team, Fritz begins to wonder how she really feels.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 170 votes.

The Closer - S2E2

#13 - Mom Duty (Season 2 - Episode 2)

When a juror in the trial of an infamous mobster is found dead, Brenda and the Priority Homicide Division find that their involvement in solving the case may be affecting the jury's final decision. Complicating her personal life, Brenda faces another new challenge: a surprise visit from her mother.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 209 votes.

The Closer - S2E7

#12 - Head Over Heels (Season 2 - Episode 7)


When a few body parts of an "adult film" star are found in a dumpster, Brenda and the team must scramble for more pieces to solve this puzzle. Once they begin putting things together, the suspect list seems to get longer. Adding more questions to her life, Brenda also finds herself making a potentially life-altering discovery.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 189 votes.

The Closer - S2E3

#11 - Slippin' (Season 2 - Episode 3)

Things are not as they seem when Brenda and the team investigate the accidental murders of three college students caught in the middle of a gang shootout. Brenda must also continue her attempts at keeping her relationship with Fritz under wraps while her mother remains in town.

The episode was rated 7.78 from 194 votes.

The Closer - S2E4

#10 - Aftertaste (Season 2 - Episode 4)


Brenda and the PHD investigate a high-profile case when a woman is brutally murdered at L.A.'s trendiest restaurant. On the home front, Brenda tries to keep a low profile as she closes in on her 40th birthday.

The episode was rated 7.79 from 193 votes.

The Closer - S2E11

#9 - Borderline (Season 2 - Episode 11)

Leaving the scene of an accident to get to a multiple homicide scene, Brenda finds herself unable to drive the streets of L.A. which she worked so hard to learn. Once she gets to the crime scene, she and the PHD are faced with another challenge: the murdered bodies are nowhere to be found. In order to solve this case, they must first search for the victims before they can hunt for the killer.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 181 votes.

The Closer - S2E6

#8 - Out of Focus (Season 2 - Episode 6)


Brenda and the team find themselves wading through a long list of suspects when a celebrity photographer takes a fatal fall from his hotel room balcony. Once the cause of death is determined, the motive points to a big time actor with something to hide. In the meantime, Brenda starts to feel like Fritz is behaving strangely, making her realize that superstars may not be the only ones who have secrets to keep.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 198 votes.

The Closer - S2E8

#7 - Critical Missing (Season 2 - Episode 8)

When the drowned bodies of a mother and daughter are found by fishermen, Brenda and the team must determine if the apparent suicides are more than that. Following a strange coil of discoveries, the most surprising revelation that surfaces is one about the killer.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 195 votes.

The Closer - S2E1

#6 - Blue Blood (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Things don't add up when an LA cop turns up dead. Brenda and her team race against the clock to get to the truth, while tension increases between the Priority Homicide Division and the Robbery-Homicide Division. In the meantime, Brenda's relationship with Fritz elevates to a whole new level.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 207 votes.

The Closer - S2E14

#5 - Serving the King (1) (Season 2 - Episode 14)

Resulting from the showdown in the murder room, Brenda finds herself taking some involuntary time off. When she is asked to help a friend solve a murder that is linked to a terrorist group, Brenda works to find the killer and still keep it under wraps. Meanwhile, Commander Taylor jumps at the chance to break apart the PHD while Brenda is away.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 162 votes.

The Closer - S2E15

#4 - Serving the King (2) (Season 2 - Episode 15)


Glad to be back with her team, Brenda focuses on finding a terrorist-linked suspect. Working with the CIA, who also wants their hands on this suspect, Brenda realizes that she was given false information, and wonders if she's been set up.To prevent herself and the PHD from falling prey to a sinister plan, Brenda must untangle a web of lies to determine who she can trust - before it's too late.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 100 votes.

The Closer - S2E9

#3 - Heroic Measures (Season 2 - Episode 9)

When a young boy blames himself for the death of his friend, Brenda must tread lightly to get to the bottom of the case. Complicating matters is the deceased child's mother, who offers up accusations of her own.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 200 votes.

The Closer - S2E13

#2 - Overkill (Season 2 - Episode 13)


Brenda and Fritz have a hard time agreeing who is in charge when an informant's wife and and FBI agent are both murdered. Brenda discovers that she and the PHD must work quickly when the leading witness in the case is scheduled to testify against a powerful mobster. When the killer's identity is uncovered, the PHD finds themselves under attack; an attack that takes someone down.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 180 votes.

The Closer - S2E5

#1 - To Protect & To Serve (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Brenda finds herself involved in a cover-up of her own when she helps the PHD investigate a non-priority case. Why? Because the deceased woman was found in Provenza's garage. Once again, the team finds themselves racing against the clock before the LAPD brass discovers what they're up to. Will Brenda be able to protect her team and their hard-earned trust?

The episode was rated 8.09 from 203 votes.

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